publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Active Tectonics of Myanmar

Yu Wang; Kerry Sieh; Soe Thura Tun; Kuang-Yin Lai; Than Myint;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This paper describes geomorphologic evidence for the principal neotectonic features of Myanmar and its immediate surroundings. We combine this evidence with published structural, geodetic, and seismic data to present an overview of the active tectonic architecture of the region and its seismic potential. Three tectonic systems accommodate oblique collision of the Indian plate with Southeast Asia and extrusion of Asian territory around the eastern syntaxis of the Himalayan mountain range. Subduction and collision associated with the Sunda megathrust beneath and within the Indoburman range and Naga Hills accommodate most of the shortening across the transpressiona...
Subjects
free text keywords: Subduction, Active fault, Geology, Plateau, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Tectonics, Sinistral and dextral, Seismology, Plate tectonics, Seismic hazard, Syntaxis
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Active Tectonics of Myanmar

Yu Wang; Kerry Sieh; Soe Thura Tun; Kuang-Yin Lai; Than Myint;